October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Since 1987, when the first DVAM was observed, we have accomplished so much through raising awareness – through getting people to understand and acknowledge that domestic violence is a serious problem for our communities.
But now, in 2018, it is time to evolve our approach. It is time to move past awareness, and take action together to end abuse.
This year, MCEDV and our partners in the Take Action Maine Campaign are asking Mainers why they take action, from small ones to large, to end domestic violence. Participating is easy; just take these four easy steps:
Step 1: Print our PDF sign and write your reason for acting to end domestic abuse and violence.
Step 2: Snap a photo and post it Facebook and/or Instagram (we are @MCEDV on FB and @mcedv1977 on IG).
Step 3: Tag MCEDV in your post, and use the hashtags #TakeActionMaine, #DVAMinME18, and #EndDV.
Step 4: Ask your friends to do the same!